A loan of $1,075 helped a member to buy merchandise for her grocery store.

Las Estrellitas Group's story

This group is called "Las Estrellitas" (The Little Stars), and it is formed by five people, each of whom works at her respective business.

The member who was interviewed is Dora Maria. She is married to Señor Misael, and their five children are already married. She will invest her loan in the purchase of groceries such as sugar, oil, and milk, among other items, for her grocery story. She has been working in this business for four years, and she is doing well with her income. Her inspiration for this activity began since she also wanted to help her husband with the household income. What she wants from her business is to be able to continue working and thus to be able to support herself in the future.

The people who for the group are Irma, who will invest her loan in the purchase of agricultural products, Florida, who will invest in the purchase of chickens to cut up and sell, Matilde Alicia, who sells utensils, and Martha, who will invest in her clothing store.

In this group: Irma, Matilde Alicia, Dora Maria, Florinda, Martha

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

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